How Are Wikis Really Being Used in the K-12 Classroom?

http://www.hackeducation.com/2012/02/27/how-are-wikis-really-being-used-in-the-k-12-classroom
Social media usage at the K-12 level has exploded over recent years, with some 40% of teachers saying they use blogs or wikis in the classroom. More social media, so the argument goes, means better communication, more collaboration, more learning opportunities. “In K-12 classrooms,” to borrow the Portlandia punchline, “you can start a wiki and just call it 21st century learning.”

But what does wiki usage in the K-12 classroom really look like? How are teachers and students using them? And are these online learning opportunities equitably distributed across different socioeconomic populations?
Social media usage at the K-12 level has exploded over recent years, with some 40% of teachers saying they use blogs or wikis in the classroom. More social media, so the argument goes, means better communication, more collaboration, more learning opportunities. “In K-12 classrooms,” to borrow the Portlandia punchline, “you can start a wiki and just call it 21st century learning.”

But what does wiki usage in the K-12 classroom really look like? How are teachers and students using them? And are these online learning opportunities equitably distributed across different socioeconomic populations?

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